Reformer Pilates is a series of exercise performed using the Pilates Reformer machine. The Reformer adds resistance to the Pilates exercises via the use of the springs which form part of the machine. Springs are adjusted to meet the needs of the client through added challenge or assistance when completing various movements. The use of the Reformer also extends the repertoire of exercises available therefore adding more variety.
The exercises usually work muscles through a large range of motion which is ideal for building and toning muscles as well increasing stability through the joints. Reformer Pilates extends the strengthening beyond the core, incorporating strengthening of the muscles of the arms and legs.
Reformer Pilates can be used as a sport specific cross training tool as well as providing a focus on core stabilisation which is vital to any athlete.
An excellent tool for rehabilitation, the Reformer allows the client to exercise in a horizontal plane of motion and not be vertically loaded and weight bearing through their legs. For example if a client has had a knee injury, this horizontal plane enables you to strengthen the muscles of the leg through a larger range of motion using a lighter resistance than their body weight and through controlled movement.
Reformer classes are one hour duration. Whilst in a Reformer class all clients perform the same exercise at the same time, (this differs to a Studio class) our instructors will guide you through each exercise and cater to the needs of individuals in the class by adjusting spring tension and modifying movements as appropriate.
Bookings are essential for all Reformer classes and each class is capped at 5 clients.